Letter Sending HMO Gas Test Certificate to Local Housing Authority (England)
This Letter Sending HMO Gas Test Certificate to Local Housing Authority (England) is a template letter for use by the landlord or manager of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in England.
Further information about HMOs can be found in the HMO/Licensing Guidance.
Landlords or managers of HMOs in England must comply with The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.
Regulation 6 relates to test certificates for gas appliances and electrical installations.
All landlords, not just HMO landlords, have a duty under The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to have an annual gas safety check carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
Regulation 6 of The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 requires the landlord or manager to supply the local housing authority with a copy of the latest gas appliance test certificate for any appliance at the HMO within 7 days of receiving a request from the authority.
This template letter is a simple covering letter to help landlords and managers comply with their obligations.
The Letter Sending HMO Electrical Test Certificate to Local Housing Authority (England) can be used in relation to electrical installations.
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